[SCA-AE] very OT ? for folks in PA

Ann Kopchik amergina at mac.com
Thu Jul 24 15:43:23 EDT 2008


They are traps for the emerald ash borer.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/16698104/detail.html

-Ann

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Heidi Wright <koala at bright.net> wrote:

> Having had occasion to drive through I-90 in Pennsylvania several
> times in the last few weeks, I have a quesion for those who live
> there.
>
> My family and I noticed a number of bright purple boxes hanging
> from the trees at the roadside.  My initial thought is that these
> might be "houses" for bats, to encourage them to eat insects in
> the area.  All our travel was daytime, so I didn't see any bats
> around them, but neither did I see birds or other fauna.
>
> So my question is: what is the purpose of those purple boxes?  I
> am sure that someone in wonderful AEthelmearc knows....
>
> Thanks!
>
> Clarissa
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